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Team Europe: fighting the pandemic and infodemic in Western Balkans, including North Macedonia

The European Union has continued to support Western Balkans partners in mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and providing accurate information about the spread of the virus. In mobilising a substantial recovery package and involving the region in EU programmes, the EU has confirmed its commitment to assist Western Balkans partners in these times of crisis.

 

As High Representative / Vice President Josep Borrell said: ”This is a time for solidarity, and it is a priority for the EU to support the Western Balkans, as part of our European family, in facing the impact of the pandemic.”

 

In July, the EU signed a Memorandum of Understanding with North Macedonia to pave the way for the disbursement of €80 million in macro-financial assistance to mitigate the severe negative socio-economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. The country has continued to receive medical equipment, including face masks.

This is an adaptation of an article published by the European External Action Service. Read the original article.